IT’S ABOUT TIME OUR LOCAL AMERICAN PATRIOT IS HONORED BY HIS OWN COUNTRY

Undated photo of Henry Johnson Photo: HAND OUT / j=0321_henryjohnson
ARMY SGT HENRY JOHNSON,

  It is amazing to me that it has taken the United States of America so long to recognize the valor of its own Patriot.  France recognized Henry Johnson’s sacrifice years ago with the Cross of War.

 

These  photos were published by the Times Union in August of 2014 as part of a collection of photos featuring the Battle of Henry Johnson statue in Washingon Park , Albany , NY. Continue reading “IT’S ABOUT TIME OUR LOCAL AMERICAN PATRIOT IS HONORED BY HIS OWN COUNTRY”

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN

 

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN

Well, it is beautiful in the North East United states.  After a long winter the barren trees have just decided to POP with color.  Rolling over the hills of Massachusetts and eastern New York along the I90 corridor is a sight to see. As I drift north and west from the Springfield, MA area, heading toward home which is north of Albany, NY, just outside of Saratoga Springs.  This is as good a place as any to start my story.

 

Yesterday morning’s papers announced:

that in our entire country, all of the military bases and police departments are at Force Protection Bravo.  We are on high alert for terrorist threat.  I wonder what it was called in colonial times?   There probably was no term, because there was not much of an early warning system in place.  It would not have mattered if was an Indian threat or a British threat; the fastest way to carry a message was a runner or at best a rider.

 

The Saratoga Area is rich in military history for both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

The area is famous for Fort Ticonderoga and Fort William Henry and the battle of Saratoga.  I have to wonder what those patriots would have thought about today’s terror threat?  Those Patriots fought so that we could have freedom of religion. They thought so that no one religion should ever be forced upon us.   I wonder if they would ever have imagined that we would be fighting for the same thing all over again.  This time it is not an overbearing Mother country, but a multitude of radicals that have contorted the basis of their own religion in order to justify eradication anyone that does not support their cause. Continue reading “IT IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN”